744. We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars … the stars form a circle, and in the center we dance. ~Rumi

Why does the snowflake melt?
To enliven spring flowers.
Why does summer sun blaze?
To ripen the garden.
Why does the leaf fall?
To bring forth beautiful snow…
Why do the seasons dance so?
To embrace us in the sacred circle.
~Deborah Morrison

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Within the circles of our lives
we dance the circles of the years,
the circles of the seasons
within the circles of the years,
the cycles of the moon
within the circles of the seasons.
the circles of our reasons
within the cycles of the moon.

Again, again we come and go,
changed, changing. Hands
join, unjoin in love and fear,
grief and joy. The circles turn,
each giving into each, into all.



Only music keeps us here,
each by all the others held.
In the hold of hands and eyes
we turn in pairs, that joining
joining each to all again

.

And then we turn aside, alone,
out of the sunlight gone
into the darker circles of return.
~Wendell Berry

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. ~Isaiah 40:22  ✝

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30 thoughts on “744. We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars … the stars form a circle, and in the center we dance. ~Rumi

  1. Beautiful Natalie. My daughter met Wendell Berry when she was in college at U of K, and took a workshop he was offering. As she described it to me I was so jealous, in a good way, that I wanted to commute the 175 miles between home and there to attend that workshop also. Amazing Kentucky Author.

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  2. I love this image as it reminds me of an interpretive self portrait assignment I use to assign the kids–and I continue loving the concept of circles that you’re using—ad infinitum, yet complete —
    by the way, I meant to tell you last evening, when you wrote the post yesterday and utilized the zero and circle—I got the song “nothing from nothing leaves nothing” by Billy Preston stuck in my head 🙂
    Still singing cookie 🙂

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    • Wow, what a cool assignment that was! Better ad infinitum than ad nauseaum! I love that it prompted that song and that it has been going around in your head all day. I should have included it in the post. Love, N 🙂 ❤

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